Black-Scholes Formula: A Walkthrough

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GRIN Verlag, Aug 15, 2012 - Business & Economics - 14 pages
Essay from the year 2012 in the subject Business economics - Marketing, Corporate Communication, CRM, Market Research, Social Media, grade: 1,3, International University of Applied Sciences Bad Honnef - Bonn, course: Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management, language: English, abstract: This academic paper focuses on breaking down the magic of the Black-Scholes formula, which is used to value options. The author first introduces basic concepts like options, option strategies and the put-call parity to guide the reader through the underlying, basic concepts. To illustrate the use and the power of the Black-Scholes formula, two examples are calculated to better understand the complex steps involved in finding the call value. Finally, a failure case is presented, to show some pitfalls of this mathematical function.

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